A contemporary art gallery at 34 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. A new show opens the first Friday of every month for Gallery Walk. Join us for an opening reception from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Gallery 34 is open during River Gallery School's regular business hours, Monday - Friday from 9 - 5. If the door is locked, come through the school's main entrance next door at 32 Main Street and we'll bring you through.
February: Marcia Steckler
Opening: Friday, February 1st
5:30 - 7:30 pm
After retiring from a career spanning nearly three decades as a French teacher, Steckler began taking studio art classes at the River Gallery School where Ric Campman, among many inspiring instructors, helped her to see the world anew and to find extraordinary beauty in the commonplace. This poem emerged with her paintings of lumber trucks.
The cortege moves from High to Main,
cold metal torn from the groaning belly
of the land
cradling centuries untold that rose above
of mingled mountain and leaf,
touching the sun and prying apart
seams of life-giving water
where upland winds carried their scent along steep slopes,
bearing the snow that embraced their final arc toward earth,
toward the river’s edge.
Skin upon skin, life upon life,
man in the middle,
the lumber truck breathes
bearing a crescent cross.
Marcia S. Steckler
March 28, 2001
Opening Friday, January 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Usually working behind the scenes at River Gallery on school governance, finance, and fundraising, this month our Board of Trustees will show their creative sides. This exhibit will including basketry, jewelry, paintings, prints, woodwork, and more. Please join us for our opening reception for Gallery Walk and meet our board members, who are either working artists or have taken classes at the school.
Exhibiting Board Members:
Cara Meinke (Cara Wolff Jewelry)
By Jackie Abrams
by Bobbi Angell
by Carol Ross
Cara Wolff Jewelry by Cara Meinke
By Corolyn DiNicola
by Marcia Spencer